When I was in high school in the mid 1980’s, I had a history teacher who was a huge lib. I didn’t know it at the time but in looking back, no doubt he was a typical America hating leftist. Anyway, he had us all thinking that President Reagan was going to get us into a nuclear war with the Soviets and that a nuclear holocost was imminent. He was a fool and could not have been more wrong, but because I was a teenager and didn’t know my ass from a hole in the ground, I believed him. (My parents who read this blog can attest to the fact that I didn’t know my ass from a whole in the ground. Sometimes I wonder how I survived.)
During the 1980’s I can remember the survivalist movement. People were building bomb shelters and learning to survive off the grind and out of the mainstream of society. During that time those survivalist types were looked at as nuts and part of the fringe elements of society. A bunch of right wing extremest some where called. It all came to a head after Timothy McViegh did his thing when every white male who was against Clinton and owned a gun was considered to be part of some militia group hell bent on the overthrow of the government.
The survivalist movement is back, except this time it isn’t a movement out of the mainstream and it isn’t based on some unlikely event such as an all out nuclear war. Now more then at anytime in our countries history, there is a very real possibility that some significant, cataclysmic event, man-made or natural will occur causing a complete breakdown in the system. And when it does, you had better be prepared to survive.
September 11th, hurricane Katrina and the out of control government induced debt in Europe and right here in the United States has awaken people to the fact that it is not only possible, but probable that they might have to live off the grid for a few weeks, months or even years. A natural disaster could result in the shelves being empty at your local grocery store. An EMP attack or major solar storm could render the grid inoperable which would plunge the country back into the 1800’s. Inflation could make your money practically worthless making a loaf of bread cost hundreds of dollars.
If any of these things should happen, are you prepared? Scientist estimate that should the United States be hit by an EMP attack, within 6 months, 100 million people could be dead. (Yes, 100 million dead! You read that correctly.) Post World War I Germany saw out of control inflation that made their money worthless and causing things like bread to cost literally a wheelbarrow full of money. Thousands died during the aftermath of Katrina because they relied on somebody else, namely the government to save their butts.
We are heading for very trying times in this country and around the world. Accepting that and being prepared is critical to your survival and the survival of your family. It’s not considered extreme or out of the mainstream to begin to store food and water or to have a plan to live off the grid. Many people, myself included are doing just that and more to prepare for what we believe is coming, and coming sooner rather than later.
I urge you to at least consider the possibility that what I have described could indeed happen. Don’t take my word for it, do your research. There are numerous books and websites dedicated to urban survival and disaster preparedness out there and even some TV shows. Do your due diligence because as the great Leonard Skynyrd once said, if you don’t, tomorrow might not be there for you.
P.S. – Here are a couple of my favorite websites to get you started.
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